Friday, August 30, 2013

What Do You Do When Your Kid Does This

Sophia and I were just browsing the aisles of our local Albertsons and I had her in one of those annoying car shopping carts. 
At the back of the store I see a few shelves of red tag items and think what the heck maybe I have a coupon for something and head over. I pull the cart over to the side and it of the way of traffic before I start perusing the racks. All the while making sure to consciously eyeball Sophia every few seconds. She was still there, fiddling with the steering wheel and talking to herself totally content. Except not 10 seconds later I hear 'oh mommy this is so yummy', with chocolate all over her face !! Wth ?! And I notice right next to me was a rack of day old bakery items including chocolate covered doughnuts.
 How are these little ones so quick ? I dont want to buy these doughnuts, it was a box of 12 !! We definitely don't need it in the house for me to snack on profusely or waste money on crap food. Grrrrr . But I also felt that purchasing them was the only moral thing to do. So I did. Now I have a dozen day old doughnuts that I didn't want in the first place. Awesome. Blew my "mental budget" for that puttering excursion and proved me Sophia does not quite understand her actions all the way just yet . I think I forget how young she is sometimes. Oh and I think I forgot to mention she did get a slap on the wrist and was told at eye level why what she did was not ok. That if she wanted to look at something or buy something she needs to ask mommy first. I don't know. What would you have done in the situation. I mean I guess it truly is my fault  for not 'watching' her but its not like I wasn't watching her either. Right now I'm just upset with myself - # failing as a parent 


On a more positive note : who knew Albertsons had Wet N Wild makeup ?? And that they would have the limited edition nail polishes and eye shadows I drove all over creation to obtain ughhhh well now I know 
Posting this from the car on my phone will edit my horrific grammar when I get home ;-) 

6 comments:

  1. Let me just start by saying that I do not have children so I am in no position to judge. How old is Sophia? At a certain age she should know better. I think for me it would depend on the child's age and whether or not we had the "talk" about not touching things while we are in the store. Other than that, just shrug it off and consider it a learning experience, we all make mistakes, parents and children.

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    1. Thank you for commenting !! I totally posted this out of frustration and looking for advice :-) Sophia is 2.5 years old.

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    2. Two and a half is still pretty young she's just a baby, and as Jeni Mitchell said you did the right thing by buying the box of donuts. Consider it a learning experience for you and Sophia.

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  2. You did all the right things. I t is hard to take children to the store but sometimes it cannot be avoided.

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  3. I think I certain amount of blame should be placed on the store for not placing them within the reach of little ones like Miss Sophia. Also, if they would do something as simple as place TAPE on the box it would be a little bit harder to open. Yes, you did the right thing by buying them and yes Miss Sophia may be too young to fully realize what she did was wrong. If you don't want them in your house, you can toss them, take them to a senior center and donate them there (they will love them with their cards and coffee), neighbors, or donate them to a food pantry. Of course it may be a moot issue now being another day out. I still would talk to the store and make suggestions the next time you're in there. :) Please give Miss Sophia a hug.

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    1. Aw thank you will do , we ended up enjoying them as a special Saturday morning breakfast so It all worked out but dang sometimes being a parent is so frustrating !!

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